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World’s coolest Airline Pilots

World’s coolest Airline Pilots

| September 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Last week the captain of an Icelandair flight treated passengers to a lap around the erupting Bardarbunga volcano. We take a look at this and five other examples of pilots keeping their cool – or just getting the pizzas in – under pressure. Volcano-a-go-go Delays and detours normally mean bad news for passengers. Those on […]

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What would happen if Russia closed its airspace to Western airlines?

What would happen if Russia closed its airspace to Western airlines?

| September 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

With new European Union sanctions looming over Russia, the country has announced that it considered blocking international flights through its airspace. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev referred to Western airlines in general, but in reality such restrictions would mainly hit European airlines which offer direct flights to Asia. The necessity to “bypass our airspace … […]

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Airline Profits Are Up, Thanks To Fees…. ‘Ancillary Revenue’

Airline Profits Are Up, Thanks To Fees…. ‘Ancillary Revenue’

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Good news for airlines: globally, the industry is making a profit. Not so good news for fliers: that profit is increasingly coming from fees on things that used to be free. It’s called ancillary revenue, airline speak for any charge that’s not airfare, and it’s big business and getting bigger. Unable to raise airfares and […]

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Bombardier’s Russian venture on hold

Bombardier’s Russian venture on hold

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Deteriorating relations between Canada and Russia over the Ukrainian crisis will delay for at least a year a tentative joint venture Bombardier Inc. signed last year with Russian firm Rostec to build aircraft jointly there, Russian business daily Vedomosti reported Tuesday. The likely postponement places in serious jeopardy a US$3.4 billion deal, signed with Rostekhnologii […]

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Plane Spotting: Iraqi Airways Boeing 737-800 Landing at Berlin Tegel Airport [VIDEO]

Plane Spotting: Iraqi Airways Boeing 737-800 Landing at Berlin Tegel Airport [VIDEO]

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Iraqi Airways [YI-ASH] Boeing 737-81Z Landing at Berlin Tegel Airport!

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Japan introduces MRJ as next-generation regional jet

Japan introduces MRJ as next-generation regional jet

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As flight-test aircraft of Japan’s first jet airliner take shape at Nagoya, the country’s technology ministry is laying out a plan for a second, part of a goal to raise the national industry to the importance of Japanese automobile manufacturing. The second aircraft would not appear until around 2040, about 23 years after the Mitsubishi […]

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Dubai to build world’s biggest airport

Dubai to build world’s biggest airport

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dubai’s ruler has endorsed a $US32 billion ($A35 billion) expansion plan for the city’s second airport that aims to make it the world’s biggest, the emirate’s airport operator said in the latest sign that the Middle East’s brash commercial hub is determined to move on from its 2009 financial crisis. The approval sets in motion […]

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Ryanair: $22bn Boeing order will usher in ‘new era of price wars in Europe

Ryanair: $22bn Boeing order will usher in ‘new era of price wars in Europe

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ryanair has announced a deal worth $22bn (£13.6bn) for up to 200 Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft, which will offer more seats, 18pc fuel savings and allow the low cost airline to almost double in size over the next decade. The budget airline said the new aircraft will be a “game-changer” and will allow it […]

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Airlines Take the Bump Out of Turbulence

Airlines Take the Bump Out of Turbulence

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just a few years ago, airlines got their weather reports by telex. Pilots pored over reams of paper and compared the forecasts with their flight plans. Once airborne, they depended on radio communications and rudimentary radar to avoid bad weather. Now, pilots download detailed flight plans and weather reports full of intricate graphics onto tablet […]

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Iceland volcano Update: Earthquake shakes , but still no ash

Iceland volcano Update: Earthquake shakes , but still no ash

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

An earthquake struck the region around Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano on Sunday while fissures in the area continued to spew out lava but still none of the ash that could hamper airline traffic. The earthquake occurred at 0708 GMT and reached a magnitude of 5.4, making it one of the bigger quakes in the area in […]

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